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    Does any member reload for a 6.5 Grendel?

    If any member reloads for a 6.5 Grendel? I would be interested in what loads etc they are using.

    Thanks.
    6.5 55 SWEDE.223 HOWA VARMINT NIKON 8X32X50 -.22LR CZ STYLE-16" .17 HMR CZ AMERICAN-16" SIMMONS AETEC-12G BERETTA A.302,AYA NO 4,BAIKAL O&U

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    6.5 Grendel

    There's been 126 views of my post, am I the only Grendel owner on this site

    Must be I think.

    It's a great round anyway and I'm pleased with it.
    6.5 55 SWEDE.223 HOWA VARMINT NIKON 8X32X50 -.22LR CZ STYLE-16" .17 HMR CZ AMERICAN-16" SIMMONS AETEC-12G BERETTA A.302,AYA NO 4,BAIKAL O&U

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    I presume not many replies as it is not a common round over here as more popular Stateside on the AR platform

    Laurie Holland has commented /posted on this round on various UK websites

    https://www.thestalkingdirectory.co....enough.174992/

    & targetshooter.co.uk

    https://www.6mmbr.com/65grendel.html

    https://www.65grendel.com/

    ATB
    James
    Last edited by JB101; 23-01-2022 at 04:47 PM.

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    6.5 Grendel

    Many thanks for the links.
    I have corresponded with Laurie, gave excellent info and advice on this calibre.
    6.5 55 SWEDE.223 HOWA VARMINT NIKON 8X32X50 -.22LR CZ STYLE-16" .17 HMR CZ AMERICAN-16" SIMMONS AETEC-12G BERETTA A.302,AYA NO 4,BAIKAL O&U

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    Quote Originally Posted by CROWMAN View Post
    Many thanks for the links.
    I have corresponded with Laurie, gave excellent info and advice on this calibre.
    No problem , did you end up with a similar load to what he's used ?

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    6.5 grendel

    No, because he has a Howa mini Mauser model and I have a CZ 527 MTR, so different in some respects.
    I've been experimenting with all the usual variables i.e. powder load, powder type, seating distance etc etc.
    A lot of variables as with any new rifle to ascertain the best combination, great fun and I find this part so interesting.
    I've just bought some "improved" PPU cases to see how they perform, about 2/3's of Lapua price for 100 cases.
    6.5 55 SWEDE.223 HOWA VARMINT NIKON 8X32X50 -.22LR CZ STYLE-16" .17 HMR CZ AMERICAN-16" SIMMONS AETEC-12G BERETTA A.302,AYA NO 4,BAIKAL O&U

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    I see what you mean about the brass price

    You could try this as a source of cheaper quality lapua

    https://ar15armory.com/forums/topic/...to-65-grendel/

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    6.5 Grendel

    That's a very interesting link, of course that calibre is where Bill Alexander developed the 6.5 Grendel from.
    I'll have to consider about the primer pocket issue and find the cost of that calibre, interesting forum as well,I've nether seen it before.

    At the moment I have 100 Lapua cases fired about 3-4 times and have bought the 100 PPU "improved" cases.
    The PPU are reported to be "improved" in various parts of the case to give good use, whether they compare to Lapua cases long term will be interesting to find out?

    I expect that you have used PPU cases in your calibres, I've always found them to be good, in fact I was preparing some PPU cases in 6.5 x 55 for my Swede last night.
    Thanks again for the info.

    PS. Just had a look at the Kranks price for Russian 7.62 x 39, it's £47-00 per 100 compared to £62-00 per 100 for the Grendel.
    Last edited by CROWMAN; 25-01-2022 at 07:26 AM. Reason: Added info
    6.5 55 SWEDE.223 HOWA VARMINT NIKON 8X32X50 -.22LR CZ STYLE-16" .17 HMR CZ AMERICAN-16" SIMMONS AETEC-12G BERETTA A.302,AYA NO 4,BAIKAL O&U

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    In that case with those prices I would stick to ‘official’ cases

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    6.5 Grendel

    I had a Ruger No. 1 I rebarreled to 6.5 Grendel a few years ago. I found the best powder to be VitN530 using either Sierra 123 MK or Hornady 123 AMAX.

    I used Lapua cases, CCI450 primers and Murom SMR.

    Best accuracy with that barrel was around 2750fps, jumping 15thou. Barrel length was 26in

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    6.5 Grendel

    Quote Originally Posted by JB101 View Post
    In that case with those prices I would stick to ‘official’ cases
    Yes, I think so.
    I have hopes that the PPU will perform ok for several reloads and the Lapua are said to last for "ever", we'll see!
    6.5 55 SWEDE.223 HOWA VARMINT NIKON 8X32X50 -.22LR CZ STYLE-16" .17 HMR CZ AMERICAN-16" SIMMONS AETEC-12G BERETTA A.302,AYA NO 4,BAIKAL O&U

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    6.5 grendel

    Quote Originally Posted by Leeman View Post
    I had a Ruger No. 1 I rebarreled to 6.5 Grendel a few years ago. I found the best powder to be VitN530 using either Sierra 123 MK or Hornady 123 AMAX.

    I used Lapua cases, CCI450 primers and Murom SMR.

    Best accuracy with that barrel was around 2750fps, jumping 15thou. Barrel length was 26in
    I've started with 107 gr Match Kings with Tac powder of at the moment 28.5gr, which seems to be the best load for accuracy at the moment.
    0.010" jump
    Afraid I cannot give speed as no chrono.
    6.5 55 SWEDE.223 HOWA VARMINT NIKON 8X32X50 -.22LR CZ STYLE-16" .17 HMR CZ AMERICAN-16" SIMMONS AETEC-12G BERETTA A.302,AYA NO 4,BAIKAL O&U

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    One of my buddies does, cheap brass is easy enough to come by in the form of 7.62x39
    Thanks for looking

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